The solution takes advantage of information about the increase of electric charge of water droplets in a cloud, which is obtained by measuring the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation backscattered by a cloud at two wavelengths. The electric charge monitoring system uses a simple principle in which electrically charged particles with dimensions at least 100 times smaller than the wavelength of the radar signal scatter electromagnetic waves with altered efficiency.
- prediction capability independent of droplet morphology (the technology is based on optical properties);
- prediction capability independent of external factors such as wind shear.
Use of technology
- applied meteorology, mainly the use of information about the state of electric charge of water droplets to indicate the lightning threat for various applications (e.g. in operation of airports).
Protection of intellectual property
- Granted patents: (SK) (EP) (US)